Boards & Commissions
The City shall have a Department of Law, Department of Finance, Department of Public Works, Department of Public Safety, Department of Parks and Recreation and Department of Community Planning and Development and Council shall provide by ordinance for the organization and duties thereof not provided in this Charter.
The City shall have the following Commissions, Boards and Committees:
1. Civil Service Commission.
2. City Planning Commission.
3. Board of Zoning and Building Code Appeals.
4. Parks and Recreation Commission.
5. Capital Improvement Board.
6. Architectural Review Board.
7. Districting Commission.
8. Environmental and Historic Preservation Commission.
9. Charter Review Commission.
The Council may by ordinance establish additional departments, and commissions or divisions thereof, and provide for such boards, officers and employees as it may deem necessary. All boards and commissions of the City of Twinsburg shall make provision in all public meeting agendas for public participation and such participation shall take place prior to the voting on issues.
The Council may, by affirmative vote of five (5) members combine or abolish any department, division, board, commission, non-elective office or job classification created by Council, but may not combine or abolish any department, division, board, commission non- elective office or job classification created by this Charter.
The City shall invite eligible persons to apply for available appointments to boards and commissions by publishing notice of the terms of and qualifications for such appointments in a newspaper of general circulation within the City. Such notices shall appear once 60 days prior to the expiration date and once 30 days prior to the expiration date of the term of each such appointment. Advertising notices for other than full term appointments shall appear at least 30 days prior to the making of such appointment.
Council shall make an appointment no later than the expiration date of the term. Applications shall be closed seven (7) days following the last published notice. Members of boards and commissions appointed for a given ward shall remain eligible to serve when Ward residency changes due to redistricting and shall continue to represent the Ward from which originally appointed until the expiration of the term of appointment.
As pertains to all departments, commissions and boards, no person shall be appointed or in any way favored or discriminated against with respect to any appointive City position or administrative office because of race, sex, political or religious opinions or affiliations.
No elected officer or appointed employee of the City, whether engaged full time or part time shall have any interest in the conduct of his/her office other than his/her fixed compensation, nor shall the public office be used to promote a monetary advantage or to create any conflict of interest as such is defined by the laws of the State of Ohio.
(Amended November 2, 2004)
The Planning Commission provides recommendations to City Council regarding re-zoning of land, conditional use permits, and subdivision reviews. The Planning Commission also has authority to review and approve site plans for new development.
The Architectural Review Board is charged with design review of all new construction, and changes and additions to commercial, industrial and multiple-family projects.
The purpose of the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is to hear and decide appeals and to authorize variances from the application of the Zoning Ordinances.
The purpose of the Charter Review Commission is to review and examine the Twinsburg Charter and recommend to the Council whether any amendments should be made to the Charter.
The Environmental Commission is established in Chapter 151 of the City's Administrative Code. There is hereby established the Environmental and Historic Preservation Commission. The Commission shall be comprised of an appointed non-voting Council member and seven qualified electors, at least one from each ward in the City. Each member of the Commission shall be appointed by Council for a term of two years. Members shall be compensated in accordance with the terms of the Salary Ordinance. (Ord. 150-2005. Passed 12-20-05.)
The City shall invite eligible persons to apply for available appointments to boards and commissions by publishing notice of the terms of and qualifications for such appointments in a newspaper of general circulation within the City.